Seborrheic Dermatitis (Cradle Cap) on Face

Seborrheic Dermatitis (Cradle Cap) on FaceSeborrheic dermatitis on the face is characterized by patches of red, flaky skin that typically appear near the top of the head. Many people experience symptoms as simple flaky dandruff, though others exhibit a more pronounced facial rash. Though symptoms may appear at any time in one’s life, the condition is frequently associated with infants and small babies. It is known colloquially in the U.S. as “cradle cap” due to its characteristic presentation that covers the head like a cap. Cradle Cap on the face can be a very frustrating thing for young babies and requires a safe cradle cap body wash to remedy.  It is also known to extend down past the scalp and onto the top of the face.

What Causes Seborrheic Dermatitis (Cradle Cap) on the Face?

Though not entirely clear why some people develop the condition on the face and others do not, there are some noteworthy contributing factors. Genetics, immune system responses, a fungal infection, and the body’s natural microbiome may all in some way contribute to seborrheic dermatitis. It is most likely to strike on parts of the face that are oily, such as the nose and cheeks. The good news is that there is a reliable method to treat symptoms without subjecting your child’s face to the harsh chemicals historically used on children.

Relief Without the Added Chemicals

Remember Dandruff and Seborrheic Dermatitis can happen anywhere—even on the face. Dr. Eddie created a 95% natural cradle cap shampoo and body wash as the “Pediatrician’s Solution” for children for relief of skin itching, irritation, redness, flaking, scaling associated with dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis.

Adult dandruff shampoos often contain added chemical ingredients, including fragrances and dyes, that can irritate a child’s tender skin. As a licensed pediatrician, Dr. Eddie knew he could do better. Dr. Eddie’s Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo & Body Wash is made with the active ingredient pyrithione zinc, and contains 95% natural plant-based ingredients including Licorice Root Extract for soothing relief of symptoms, and Provitamin B5 for healthy hair and skin.

A Shampoo & Body Wash for Kids of All Ages

Dr. Eddie’s Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo & Body Wash is the first and only OTC product formulated for children to relieve the symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis. Happy Cappy is free of dyes, fragrances, alcohol, sulfates, parabens, and BPA. Many adults who exhibit symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis on the face prefer a remedy that doesn’t contain harsh chemicals. Because of this Happy Cappy, a cruelty-free, pyrithione zinc shampoo has become popular with adults. Dr. Eddie’s Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo & Body Wash can be found at select Walgreens, Buy Buy Baby stores nationwide, at, and Amazon.


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What may trigger seborrheic dermatitis on the face?

Seborrheic dermatitis is triggered due to the overgrowth of yeast already present on the skin, Malassezia yeast. In babies, this condition is commonly known as cradle cap.

Can seborrheic dermatitis on the face be cured?

Seborrheic dermatitis, whether on the face or scalp, can not be cured entirely. However, it can be controlled and effectively managed with the help of the use of specially formulated shampoo and body wash for seborrheic dermatitis.

Which products should be avoided if you have seborrheic dermatitis on the face?

It is best to avoid harsh soaps, shaving cream, facewash, and any product that contains harsh chemicals, as it may further worsen the condition. Suppose you are using soap or face wash for your face. Replacing it with Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo is a good idea; it can also be used as a face wash and is specially formulated to manage the redness, flaking, and scaling associated with seborrheic dermatitis.

What are the best products to treat seborrheic dermatitis?

The products are formulated to manage seborrheic dermatitis's redness, scaling, flaking, and irritation. Such as Dr. Eddie’s Happy Cappy products, which have gentle ingredients like pyrithione zinc that help soothe the skin. These products are paraben-free, fragrance-free and anti-allergenic.

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